Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Free Events In Durban from Saturday in line with UIA 2014 Durban

There are some free events happening in Durban all around the
big Architect's Conference.

Frameside Industrial Lounge (FIL)

plus a taste of

SanKofa Book & Design Fair Durban

Open Source Open City Open Season

‘SANKOFA Writing with the Future writing with the Past’

KwaMuhle Museum courtyard – 130 Bram Fischer Road (formerly Ordnance Road), Durban


Sat 02 – Sat 09 August 2014

Mon-Fri: 11am – 3pm * Sat: 10am – 12noon * Sun: closed

Parallel Projects endorsed by the International Union of Architects (UIA) World Congress Durban

Green Heart City Book & Design Boma

A meeting place for writers, illustrators, publishers, literary agents, booksellers, designers, architects and social entrepreneurs to network and exchange ideas trending on the literary and design landscape. KwaMuhle Museum will serve as the Nerve Centre for Boma activations. Key elements include The Frameside Lounge,Open House Durban Photo & Sketch ExhibitionWord Garden with TreeNotes, and Caravan of Wordswhere writers will craft stories on ‘Durban and Democracy’. The KidZone will feature Life Size Scrabble, storytelling and character role-plays from African folktales. The Freedom Word Mobile – Kunene Wagon will be stationed at the Book & Design Boma and promote an African Writers’ Museum.

*coffee chat ‘n chill @ the FIL*

 Open House Durban

An artetexture showcase of 20 Durban structures through the photographic lens and the sketch block – to promote the idea of creative economy. A competition will be launched to encourage UIA 2014 delegates and the public to take photos or make sketches of the selected buildings. Entries will be displayed in an Open House Durban Photo & Sketch Exhibition at the Book & Design Boma. Winners will be announced at a prize ceremony during UIA 2014.

20 Structures – Open House Durban 2014

  1. City Hall Durban
  2. Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College Campus
  3. Surrey Mansions
  4. Diakonia Centre
  5. Addington Children’s Hospital
  6. Phansi Museum
  7. KwaMuhle Museum
  8. Mazisi Kunene Museum
  9. Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World
  10. The Playhouse Durban
  11. Alliance Française de Durban
  12. Royal Natal Yacht Club
  13. uShaka Marine World
  14. Moses Mabhida Stadium
  15. Enterprise Building
  16. Old Station Building
  17. Emmanuel Cathedral and adjoining historical cemetery
  18. The Bat Centre
  19. Rossburgh Fire Station
  20. Las Vegas apartment block, North Beach

Mobile Pop-Up Book Bench with Deaf Pavement Poets

‘Parks 4 Read’ is an ongoing initiative that is held in a park setting. BunnyKats, leprechauns, and Irish rag doll Bridie Beag exchange integrated tales to encourage a love for reading and drawing. This is achieved with the assistance of local writers and artists interacting with the public and sketching BunnyKats reading miniature classics on the BooK Bench. Hearing and Deaf Pavement Poets will write and perform poetry covering 20 years of democracy in South Africa and what it means.

Presented by Green Heart City Movement

Contact Mikhail Peppas, Sanabelle Ebrahim, Nomvula Sikakane

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